Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home To Become Museum
The Man in Black Johnny Cash was one of the most legendary artists not only in Country Music but music in general!! Now they are honoring him by making his boyhood home a museum.
Johnny Cash is a music legend, and now his boyhood home in the otherwise obscure town of Dyess in northeastern Arkansas is being turned into a museum.
Funds from the Johnny Cash Music Festival on August 4 will go towards renovating the home and creating the museum. Family members will be among those performing, as well as George Jones and Kris Kristofferson. Locals are also raising funds with an annual Dyess Day.
So what else is there to see in Dyess? It was built as an agricultural colony during the New Deal and has an interesting past and lots of historic buildings. It's also close to some beautiful natural areas such as the Ozarks and the Saint Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area. More importantly for music fans, being only an hour's drive from Memphis and Graceland, it makes a cool stop on a musical road trip through America's heartland.
Kind of cool huh??? I love Johnny Cash's Music and his legend will now live on through music and with the museum.